Saturday, January 17, 2009

Clementine


5" x 7" Watercolor


This will be my first entry into the "Virtual Sketch Date" blog. Each month they post a photo, and ask artists to sketch, draw or paint the image.



On Sunday, January 25th, you will be able to go to this website and check out all the different views. On that blog, there will be links to go to each artist's blog or website. I love to do this stuff, since it is always a challenge to paint something that I wouldn't have thought of! And, it gives a way to check out what others are doing!




23 comments:

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Nice work, this one intimidates me, I think I'll wait for something easier. You've done an excellent job on it though.

Nancy said...

Thanks, Elaine! But, this intimidated me also -- I don't think I got it as well as I could, but I'm glad that I tried!

Eugenia W Martin said...

Hard to believe you have not been painting for long your work is really progressing. I love the little Clementine’s but ate all mine before I could paint one.

Nancy said...

Thanks, Eugenia! It's hard for me to see my growth -- especially with this one!

virtualsketchdate said...

You've got a very nice clean feel to this. Often its good to try something that intimidates us, its how we grow as artists.

Ramana KV said...

Very simple and clean.. Very well done..

Ana Tirolese said...

The clementine turned out lovely. It is so interesting to see all the different renditions of the same reference. We all see the same thing but interpret it oh so differently. I LOVE IT! It is what makes the world go round.

ego2005 said...

I liked your interpretation and colors in this work.

Congratulations!

TeresaW said...

Nancy, this was my first time at VSD as well and also my first time at painting anything in a very long time. I think that you have managed to get the fluidity in your painting that I was trying to achieve in mine. Very nice.

Regina Calton Burchett said...

I like your watercolor - it was a difficult subject and you captured it well!

Sherry said...

One of the best things about Virtual Sketch Date, besides having a challenge tossed your way, is seeing all the different takes people have on the same subject. I'm glad you jumped in for this one, because your watercolor is simply charming.

Blade21292 said...

And wasn't it fun trying to get those colors? Great job!

MILLY said...

A nice piece of water colour painting, it is charming. It is fascinating seeing everyones different approach.

Nancy said...

Thank all of you for your kind words! It's always so scary to put my stuff out there for all to see!

"JeanneG" said...

Very nicely done and I love the blue background.

bluelilac said...

I like especially your light and clean approach. Nice work!

Brenda Yarborough said...

Very nice and loose! The contour shapes of the peel are spot on and the color is clean and fresh throughout -- I agree, this was a challenge, but you certainly stepped up to the plate!!

Sydney Harper said...

I like the colors and the looseness in this. I was kind of intimidated by this at first also, but it wasn't so bad once I jumped in. That's the nice thing about these VSDs. The subject is often one you wouldn't choose and you get to see everyone's different interpretations.

Marie-Dom said...

I love the colour combinations you've used, the looseness and the overall feel of this. Nice sketch.
MD

Bob Easton said...

Wonderful color. Nice light. Well done!

Jenna White said...

Hi Nancy, this was my first VSD also. I think you did a great job. I'll be participating again next month, I hope you will be too! :)

Jennifer Rose said...

Lovely watercolour :D I really like the background effect.

Mary Paquet said...

I love the freshness of this little painting - certainly your piece shows the beauty in the simplest of subjects.